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Tennessee Man Allegedly Strangles Police Officer and Bites Off Ear in Shocking Assault

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (TCD) – A 43-year-old male with a criminal record is facing charges after allegedly biting a portion of a police officer’s ear out in a traffic stop earlier this week.

The event occurred on Tuesday, November 14, reported to the Shelby Township District Attorney’s Office. According to WREG-TV, an officer saw Marcus Brown and a female passenger in a 2002 Ford F-150 around 5 a.m. When the police checked up the car’s tags, he discovered that they had been assigned to another vehicle.

As reported by WREG, Johnson threw a brown suede pouch on the floor, prompting the officer to approach him. Johnson allegedly supplied vehicle data that did not confirm his identity.

Johnson had previous felony drug convictions from a 2022 case, according to the district attorney’s office, and they lobbied for his release to be revoked.

Johnson’s bail in the 2022 case was eventually revoked, and his bond was increased to $500,000 for an intended second-degree murder allegation stemming from this week’s purported assault on the law enforcement officer.

“When I learned how he was thought to be hiding for an extended amount of time on previous occasion in driving position, I directed our attorneys to seek more than just a high bail.” on the new the driver’s seat but to cancel the bond outright,” Shelby County DA Steven Mulroy stated in a statement. This accused has already demonstrated that he cannot be trusted. “I’m relieved the judge agreed.”

Johnson is still being held in the Shelby Co. Jail on a variety of fees, including having a controlled substance with intent to sell, unlawful mimicry, tried murder in the second degree, resisting officials preservation, driving while license is suspended, infringement of financial law, and infringement of vehicle registration.